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Troy Music Hall, Pro Musica partner up

Community arts institutions join in arrangement to offer expanded cultural offerings to the area

It was announced Wednesday, Nov. 19, at an event in Downtown Troy that Albany Pro Musica will become the chorus-in-residence at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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Get To Know: Richard Naylor

This edition of Get To Know appears in the Nov. 26 copies of Spotlight News.

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Making food with a global flair

The International Center to host Polish and Italian cooking classes

What began as instruction in cooking fresh produce has evolved into culturally diverse lessons using the most universal teaching material — food.

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Dancing the dream

Moscow Ballet brings ‘The Nutcracker’ back to The Palace at a more family-friendly time

The Moscow Ballet returns the Palace Theater for a matinee performance of “The Nutcracker” Saturday, Nov. 29.

LETTER: Fahy is good for the environment

This letter to the editor appears in the Nov. 26 editions of Spotlight News.

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Close calls

Shen rallies to beat CBA in Super Bowl; Shaker boys soccer falls to Nisky

As the winter sports season begins, let’s take a look back at the fall season.

Colonie floats new motel rules

Town Board to hold a public hearing on laws governing extended-stay places

In the wake of Alex Patel’s court case, the Town of Colonie is hoping to amend Chapters 119 and 190 of the Town Code, which redefine proper extended-stay facilities and occupancy limitations.

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Model holiday

The Trains and Toys exhibit at miSci has become a tradition for many families

In a world where 8-year-olds beg for the latest cellphone, the sight of a toy train set still holds a special kind of magic this time of year – especially in Schenectady.

EDITORIAL: What we’re thankful for

This editorial appears in the Nov. 26 editions of Spotlight News.

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A handbook for being human

Colonie resident and author Marian Glass shares her life’s philosophy

To those who say growing old brings with it certain expectations, Marian Glass’s response is, “Not necessarily.” Those two words are the driving philosophy behind her recently published book, “The Human’s Handbook: An Owner’s Manual for People.”

County nursing home set for nearly $2.5M in fixes

Several modernizations and improvements are scheduled for the Albany County Nursing Home, which will be bonded over the next two years for a total of $2.456 million.

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Irish Night to benefit Camp Colonie

Summer program caters to kids with special needs

To raise money for Camp Colonie, a summer program for children with disabilities, Easter Seals of New York has paired with Schenectady’s Hibernian Hall for an Irish-themed night featuring the popular local band Hair of the Dog.

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Keeping veterans warm

Katie’s Koats collects outerwear to help those in need

At areas around the Capital District, residents will once again find drop boxes for Katie’s Koats to provide warmth to the homeless and veterans around the area during winter months.

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Get To Know: Sabre Sarnataro

This week's Get To Know appears in the Nov. 19 editions of Spotlight News.

‘Animals’ magnetism

Director to begin casting in the Capital District for film that has become a labor of love

A Brooklyn-based production team – headed by acclaimed documentary director, Jeremiah Zagar – is preparing to spend the summer filming in the Capital District, and is currently auditioning local talent in search of the lead role.

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Textiles and techniques

Weavers’ Guild show and sale to feature gifts and demonstrations

From the sheep to the scarf, the Hudson-Mohawk Weavers’ Guild will be holding its 36th annual show and sale, offering unique, hand-woven gifts for purchase.

A taste of the South in Latham

Rocky Patel offers customers a taste of southern comfort food at his new restaurant

With 10 years of restaurant owning under his belt, Philly Bar and Grill owner Rocky Patel decided to share his love for southern barbeque with his new location, the Bull and Barrel.

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Tapping into a children’s classic

Performer puts an urban twist on ‘Peter and the Wolf’

Cartier Williams, who stars in the debut of “Peter and the Wolf, An Urban Tale” on Nov. 21 and 22 at The Egg Center for Performing Arts, said he was looking to bring an updated classic to the stage.

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Change comes to Colonie

Cavotta takes over at Shaker, while Dagostino moves to Colonie

The Suburban Council boys basketball coaching fraternity has some new faces this season, along with one person who has switched schools.

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EDITORIAL: All aboard the toy train

This editorial appears in the Nov. 19 editions of Spotlight News.

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